Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: September 2013

Jersey Boys, Walton Arts Center

JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony Award winning Best Musical about Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, finally arrives in Northwest Arkansas. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Content consideration: contains “authentic, profane Jersey language.” Parental discretion advised.

Date: Sept. 3-8

Time: Varies

Location: Walton Arts Center

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True Lit, Literary Festival

True lit festivalTrue Lit is a collaboration between multiple Fayetteville institutions interested in celebrating literary adventures for all ages. The four-day festival includes many events that are free and open to the public. The festival website is True Lit’s inaugural year will feature a stellar line up of talented national and regional authors.

Book Character Parade at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. As part of the True Lit Festival, there will be a costume parade for all ages. Dress as your favorite character and parade from the Fayetteville square to the library with a chance to win a prize for best costume. (We have it on good authority that some of the prizes will be from Bath Junkie. Love.) Click here for the full schedule.

Date: Sept. 5-8

Time: Varies

Location: Varies

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Bella Vista Hay Days

Bella Vista Hay Days is a community festival complete with free live music, games, and family activities. We all remember back to our “hey days” as an era when times were good and life was simpler. We hope this festival will recreate those memories. Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy free live music.

Date: Sept. 6-7

Time: Varies

Location: Arkansas 279 and Rogers Drive (click here for directions)

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Polo in the Ozarks

Since 1976, Life Styles, Inc. has been dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities achieve the skills and talents they need to live as independently as possible. With almost 2,000 attendees every year, Northwest Arkansas’ longest running charitable event, Polo in the Ozarks has been a highly anticipated occasion in this region for 23 years. Featuring the area’s only polo match, this fun, family event also includes tailgate parties, dinner and dancing under the stars, children’s activities, and both live and silent auctions.polo

Date: Sept. 7

Time: Varies

Location: Buell Family Farm, Goshen

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cupcakeThe final four elimination rounds for the professional and amateur divisions will be held September 8th at the Sam’s Club Home Office. Contestants will bake their signature Red Carpet themed cupcake for celebrity judges, including Chris Hanmer, winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef: Just Desserts” and owner of CH Patisserie in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Proceeds benefit the youth in the Benton County Emergency Shelter.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 8

Time: Registration 1-1:45 p.m./Event 2-5 p.m.

Location: Sam’s Club Home Office, Bentonville

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert, The Amp

The American rock band that rose to worldwide recognition on the basis of its driving live southern hard-rock performances and signature tunes like “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Free Bird,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “Simple Man,” “Saturday Night Special,” and so many more is coming to Northwest Arkansas.

Date: Sept. 12

Time: Gates open at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Amp

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Calling All Superheroes 2nd Annual Children’s Gala (American Cancer Society)

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of childhood cancer and raise support for the American Cancer Society.  This family-friendly event will feature live music, food, children’s activities, and a silent auction. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero. Children currently going through cancer treatment will be admitted for free with a caregiver. $50 for a ticket (includes 1 parent and 1 child). $20 for additional child and $40 for additional adult. $100 for a family of 5.

SuperheroDate: Sept. 13

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Location: Pratt Place Barn, Fayetteville

More info: Click here or call 479-246-0002

Bikes Blues & BBQ

Date: Sept. 18-21

Time: Varies

Location: Varies

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s (5k or walk)

Date: Sept. 21

Time: 5k check-in 7 a.m./Walk check-in 8:30 a.m.

Location: Arvest Ballpark

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Harvest Moon Festival Boutique Show

Happy HollowBring the entire family! Come celebrate the Harvest 10am-5pm with a Vendor Boutique Show, Pumpkins|Gourds|Mums, Food, Kid Zone & Museum displays highlighting the history of Happy Hollow Farm, Exhibits from local farming and environmental groups, Entertainment and Demonstrations. Free Admission. Happy Hollow Elementary School, 2175 E Peppervine Dr. Fayetteville 479-444-3085

Date: Oct. 5

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Happy Hollow Elementary, Fayetteville

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1 Comment

  1. Last year I attended a Women’s Bazaar…Arts and Crafts…Christmas Bazaar in Springdale! It was awesome…and the Lake Girls…my traveling crew…want to make a day trip to it!! I think NWA Junior League was the sponsor…do you know if a date has been selected?? Thanks for any help…Barb

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